*This post from our archives was written by The Stork Bag’s founder, Ericka Perry.*
Okay, okay, so I’m a mompreneur which probably clouds my judgement, but hear me out. In a world fueled by innovation and technology it has become easier to start businesses, and with websites like Etsy, and The Stork Bag, it makes turning your passion into profit seamless. I could think of way more than 5 reasons you should buy more mom products but I’ve decided to state my case a bit more concisely with these top five reasons:
Moms make the best almost anything. Think back to when you were younger, mom would whip up a treat and it seemed simply enough but when you tried to recreate the same treat, it just wasn’t the same. Know why? Me neither but it’s true! Call it passionate creation or call it misperception, but either way, Moms make the best almost anything!
Moms are innate creators. We create, that’s just what we do. Regardless of if you think you’re creative or not, I’m sure you can think back to a time when you “made it work”. Turned a “uh oh” into a “oh woah”. Bottom line, moms know how to automatically tap into that creative mindset because Moms are innate creators!
Moms turn frowns upside down. Cliche? Yep, but it’s true. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve ‘saved the day’ sometimes unknowingly. I believe moms really know how to make others happy. With product creation that’s what its all about: making your customer’s life a bit easier and bringing joy through what you deliver. Behind every mom-owned company & mom-created product there’s a mom or moms who are responsible for turning those frowns upside down!
Help a mother out! Many mom-owned companies were started from a dream. Many mompreneurs not only do the work of an entrepreneur but also do the work of a mother. Being a mom is a lot of work so imagine how it is being a mom and running a business! Help a mother out, do your research and find some of those mom-owned products that can replace some of the bigger box items you buy, and remember – shop mom!
Moms like to be fair. Service is key and most moms who create products and/or services truly enjoy serving their customers. Have you ever been to an establishment where the customer service was horrid? I know that I have, and whenever I visit places like that I always think to myself, “wow that person really doesn’t want to be here”. The beauty of supporting mom-run businesses is that they want to be there, they want to give you a great experience and it shows through their dedication and customer service! I’m an avid online shopper and some of the best customer experiences I’ve had have come from mom-owned businesses. I’ve come to attribute this to the fact that Moms like to be fair with everyone that they deal with.
There are so many choices out there, so next time you shop online, take a moment and see if you can support a mompreneur.